Numbers 4:3

“From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

From thirty yeeres old and vpward, euen vntil fifty yeres old, all that enter into the hoste, to doe the worke in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All those from thirty to fifty years old who are able to do the work of the Tent of meeting.
- Basic English Bible

from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, all that enter into the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
- Darby Bible

From thirty years old and upward, even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
- Webster's Bible

from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.
- World English Bible

from a son of thirty years and upward, even till a son of fifty years, every one going in to the host, to do work in the tent of meeting.
- Youngs Literal Bible

from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do work in the tent of meeting.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 4:3


4:3 From thirty - This age was prescribed, as the age of full strength of body, and therefore most proper for their laborious work of carrying the parts and vessels of the tabernacle, and of maturity of judgment, which is necessary for the right management of holy services. Whence even John and Christ entered not upon their ministry till that age. Indeed their first entrance upon their work was at their 25th year, when they began as learners, and acted under the inspection and direction of their brethren; but in their 30th year they were compleatly admitted to a full discharge of their whole office. But David, being a prophet, and particularly directed by God in the affairs of the temple, made a change in this matter, because the magnificence of the temple, and the great multitude of sacred utensils and sacrifices, required a greater number of attendants than formerly was necessary. Until fifty - When they were exempted from the toilsome work of carrying burdens, but not discharged from the honourable and easy work done within the tabernacle, #Num 8:26|. All that enter - That is, that do and may enter, having no defect, nor other impediment.


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